Police: Small explosion injures 1 at soon-to-open Sanford clinic in MoorheadMOORHEAD – A small explosion Monday at a new Sanford Health clinic here set to open next week will delay its opening.
By: Forum staff reports , INFORUM
MOORHEAD – A small explosion Monday at a new Sanford Health clinic here set to open next week will delay its opening.
Sanford’s new $17 million Moorhead clinic at 4000 28th Ave. S. was set to open next Monday.
But Monday’s explosion will push that date back, said Jeff Hoss, Sanford vice president of clinical operations. Hoss didn’t give any indication of how long the opening will be delayed.
Moorhead police responded to a report of a small propane tank explosion inside the unopened clinic at about 1:10 p.m., Lt. Tory Jacobson said.
Jacobson said one person suffered minor injuries, contradicting Hoss’ statement that all Sanford employees were at another end of the building at the time of the explosion, and no one was hurt.
Pushed for further information, Sanford spokeswoman Emily Bormann said one employee’s injuries were assessed at the scene. That person has returned to work, she said.
Hoss said the explosion occurred near the lobby, and appeared to come from a secondary elevator shaft. Sanford officials will survey the damage to determine when the clinic will be ready to open, he said.
The Moorhead Fire Department is investigating the cause of the explosion.